November 29, 2020
Hôtel-Dieu Hospital – Saint-Basile

Hôtel-Dieu Hospital – Saint-Basile

The Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph in Sainte-Basile is a former convent of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph. This Second Empire building was constructed on a hill overlooking the Saint-Basile ward of the City of Edmundston

The Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph Provincial Historic Site commemorates the significant contribution of the Congregation of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph, who arrived in Saint-Basile in 1873 and founded the first hospital and established a French teaching institution. 

Arches at the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital

The Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph was the first brick building in Madawaska County. The Second Empire-style building was built in 1885, from the plans of François-Xavier Berlinguet, sculptor, civil engineer, and architect from Quebec City. The bricks used in its construction were made locally.

Original Hôtel-Dieu Hospital - Saint-Basile NB

The Hôtel-Dieu Hospital – Saint-Basile, with its many additions and components, mark the achievements of the Religious Hospitallers in the community. 

Hôtel-Dieu Hospital

Father Norbert Dumont donated the Christ the King Monument, designed by Onésime Tessier, which stands in front of the main entrance to the building as a tribute to the significant influence of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph. 

Surgery at work

The Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph chapel is located at the same location, to the rear of the building.  

Hôtel-Dieu Hospital

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Resource: HistoricPlaces.ca

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